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This tutorial is written by Ann December 2013 with a Dutch version of PSP X6
Any similarity to other tutorials is a coincidence

 

 

Materials:  

 

 

Acknowledgements:

  • Translated into English by ASDwebdesigns, into German by Marion and  into French by Lorna

  • With special thanks to the people behind the scenes

  • TD-studio uses tubes by Kitty & Annelies regularly with their permission

 

Plugins:

  • <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Render & Special Effects 2
  • Toadies - 3D Checkers **
  • MuRa's Meister Perspective Tiling
  • penta.com - color dot
  • Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 Impact - Glass & Motion Trail
  • Richard Rosenman - Solid Border
  •  [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

** Import into Filers Unlimited

 

Preparations:

  • Open the Tubes and Image in PSP, minimize to Tray. NOTE: If you are using different colors you might need to colorize some of the files.
  • Copy the Selection files to the Selections folder of PSP
  • Open the Brushes in PSP and export them as Custom Brush ( File - Export - Custom Brush)
  • Double Click on the Eye Candy Presets, they will be imported automatically

From PSP 14, 15 AND 16 there is no option for Image - Mirror & Image -  Flip There is a new option but this does not give the same result except when the tube/image covers the whole image from side to side There is a easy way to add the old Mirror and Flip options to the Image Menu I have written a tutorial you can find it HERE. From PSP 17 the option is back

NOTE: If you use your own images or tubes, make them the same size!!!

 

 

Colors:

       
#ffffff #000000        

Note: When working with your own colors, play with the Blend Mode and/or Opacity at your own discretion

  • Set your Foregroundcolor to #ffffff

  • Set your Backgroundcolor to #000000

 

The tutorial:

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Open a new transparent image of 900 x 500 px

Fill with the Foregroundcolor 

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Render - Clouds (White/blue):


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Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0 - Special Effects 2 - Rainbow:


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Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_141213_brush_Chess_001_tdstudio" - Size: 900

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in your Image like this:


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03

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_141213_brush_Chess_002_tdstudio" - Size: 810

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in your Image like this:


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Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_141213_brush_Chess_003_tdstudio" - Size: 810

Stamp with the Foregroundcolor in your Image like this:

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Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 3 - Horizontal 3 - Opacity 20 - Blur - 2  - Color - #000000

Layers - Duplicate

Move to the Bottom Left Corner like this:

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05

Maximize Tube "@nn_141213_Chess-001-2020_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 65


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Layers - New Raster Layer

Fill with the Foregroundcolor
 

Effects - Plugins - <I.C.NET Software> - Filters Unlimited 2.0  - Toadies - 3D Checkers

Effects - Plugins - MuRa's Meister Perspective Tiling:

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Image - Free Rotate:

Effects - Image Effects - Offset:

Layers - Load/Save Mask - Load Mask from Disk - 20-20

Layers - Merge - Merge group

Result:

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Layers - Duplicate

Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 75


07

Layers - New Raster Layer

Paint Brush Tool   - "@nn_141213_brush_Chess_004_tdstudio" - Size: 660

Stamp with the Backgroundcolor in your Image like this:

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Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Blend Mode to "Soft Light"


08

Maximize Tube "@nn_141213_Chess-002-2020_tdstudio.pspimage" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move to the Top Left Corner like this:

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09

Maximize Tube "Alies_chesspieces.pspimage" from tray 

Layer Palette: You are on Layer "PION"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 40% - Resize all Layers not checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 5 - Opacity 35 - Blur - 12  - Color - #000000

Image - Free Rotate

Move like this:

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10

Go back to Tube "Alies_chesspieces.pspimage" from tray 

Layer Palette: Click on Layer "TOREN"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 50% - Resize all Layers not checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 5 - Opacity 35 - Blur - 12  - Color - #000000

Image - Free Rotate

Move like this, (or where you like it)

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11

Go back to Tube "Alies_chesspieces.pspimage" from tray 

Layer Palette: Click on Layer "KONINGIN"

Edit - Copy

Minimize to Tray, you need it again later

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize all Layers not checked

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 5 - Opacity 35 - Blur - 12  - Color - #000000

Image - Free Rotate

Move like this (or where you like it)

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Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Window - Duplicate (or shift+D) - Minimize the original to tray fro now ( Tip: also save as PSP file in case PSP shuts down on you) and proceed on the copy

Adjust - Blur - Gaussian blur - Radius: 75

Effects -Image Effects - Seamless tiling - Default Settings

Layers - New Raster Layer

Selections - Select all

Maximize Image "chess_fantasy_001.jpg" from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste Into Selection

Selections - Select None

Effects - Plugins - penta.com - color dot


Layer Palette - Double click on this Layer and set the Opacity of this Layer to 30

 


13

Maximize your original work from Tray , Edit - Copy

Edit - Paste as new layer on the other Image you just made.

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize all Layers not checked

Result:

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Selections - Load/Save Selection - Load Selection From Disk - @nn_141213_Selectie_001_Chess_tdstudio

Fill the Selection with the Backgroundcolor (Right Mouse Click)

Effects  3D Effects - Drop Shadow - Color: #000000 - Shadow on new Layer checked!

Selections - Select None


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Layer Palette - Click on the Top Layer

Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 75% - Resize all Layers not checked

Image - Resize - 65% - Resize all Layers not checked

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Effects - Geometric Effects - Circle - Transparent checked

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Glass - Settings Tab: Preset @nn_151213_Chess_EC5_Glass_tdstudio.f1s

Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 0 - Opacity 75 - Blur - 50 - Color - #000000 - UNCHECK SHADOW ON NEW LAYER!!!

Attention: you have to UNLOCK the layers !!!! click on the ICON Link/Unlink (If you don't unlock these layers you will move all layers instead of the cube)

Move like this:

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Layers - Duplicate

Image - Resize - 65% - Resize all Layers not checked

Move like this:

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16

Maximize Tube "Alies_chesspieces" from tray 

Layer Palette: Click on Layer "PAARD"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 60% - Resize all Layers not checked

Image - Free Rotate


Move like this ( or where you like it)

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Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Motion Trail - Settings Tab: Preset @nn_151213_Chess_EC5_MT_tdstudio.f1s.


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Go back to Tube "Alies_chesspieces

Layer Palette: Click on Layer "KONING"

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Image - Resize - 70% - Resize all Layers not checked

Image - Free Rotate

Effects - Plugins - Alien Skin Eye Candy 5 - Impact - Motion Trail - Settings Tab: Preset @nn_151213_Chess_EC5_MT_tdstudio.f1s.

Move like this ( or where you like it)

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Maximize Tube "Alies 1VR773-woman-03122013_small.pspimage," from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Move like this:

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Effects - 3D Effects - Drop Shadow -  Vertical 0 - Horizontal 20 - Opacity 40 - Blur - 30 - Color - #000000

 


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Maximize Tube "@nn_151213_Deco_001_Chess_tdstudio," from tray 

Edit - Copy

On your work image:  Edit - Paste As New Layer

Effects - Image Effects - Offset

 


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Layers - Merge - Merge all (Flatten)

Effects - Plugins - Richard Rosenman - Solid Border - Color #000000

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Effects - Plugins - [AFS IMPORT] - sqborder2

Effects - Plugins - Richard Rosenman - Solid Border - Color #000000 -->> change HORZ/VERT to 5

Effects - Plugins - Richard Rosenman - Solid Border - Color #FFFFFF -->> change HORZ/VERT to 2

Effects - Plugins - Richard Rosenman - Solid Border - Color #000000 -->> change HORZ/VERT to 1

 


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Add your name or watermark, save as JPG file and you're done!

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial by Ann and my translation! Please do not forget to thank the people behind the scenes ( Translators/Tubers)  :-)

If you wish you can post your result on my Facebook Page

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